IMPHAL, Nov 24: Unidentified persons suspected to be underground elements lobbed two hand grenades at the Achanbegei Mayai Leikai residence of Imphal East Adhaksya Pungsumbam Bimola Devi ,47, W/o Kunjo today at around 8.30 pm.
One grenade exploded near the garage of Bimola’s residence while another failed to explode but there were no reports of human casualties in the explosion.
Heingang police recovered the unexploded grenade and registered a case in this connection.
It may be mentioned that some time back, some underground elements tried to abduct Bimola from her residence. Her husband who resisted the miscreants from abducting Bimola was fired upon and sustained bullet injury.
In yet another incident occured today, a grenade was lobbed at the residence of Keirang Gram Panchayat member Nabachandra by unknown persons at around 4.30 pm today. The grenade failed to detonate and it was recovered by Heingang police.
In meantime, some unidentified armed miscreants carried out gun attack at the residence of a worker of MLA Salam Joy of Wangoi assembly constituency identified as Saikhom Nimai, 45, son of S Madhumangol Singh of Irom Meijrao under Wangoi police station last night by firing several rounds.
According to sources, three unidentified gunmen suspected to be militants who came riding on mototcycle fired indiscriminately at the house of Saikhom Nimai last night around 10pm and damaged the residential wall. However there was no report of human casualty during the gun attack which created panic in the locality.
The source further mentioned that even though a team of Wangoi police commandos rushed to the spot and conducted search operations, there were no report of any arrest.
In the meantime, in connection with yesterday gun attack at Nimai’s residence a public meeting was convened today at Irom Meijrao which condemned the incident. Later local public of Irom Meijrao held a sit-in-protest at locality to marked their protest. The public of the area also demanded clarification from the concerned parties on the motive of the gun attack. Twin attacks at the residences of two Imphal East Panchayat officials were carried out in separate incidents by unidentified persons within Heingang Assembly Constituency today.